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Lifesaving advances in pediatric cardiology

Throughout history, there have been a number of advances that have helped prolong the lifespan of infants and children with congenital heart disease. What would have been fatal as little as 25-30 years ago is now frequently treatable, with many of these young patients expected to live a normal life span. A few of the...
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Q: How can I improve wrinkles around my mouth?

A community member wrote in to ask about the best way to treat deep wrinkles around her mouth. Licensed medical aeshtetician Melissa Owens, with Prisma Health’s Carolina Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, has an answer. A: Many people believe that deep lines form around the mouth as a result of smoking or drinking through a straw....
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The evolution of cardiac rehabilitation

Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. The original medical description of this condition was noted in the late 1700’s. Soon after, an angina patient was found to have improved symptoms by walking in the woods 30 minutes daily. Unfortunately, this finding was ignored, and inactivity...
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Child safety seats: Why rear-facing is so important

“Rear facing or not rear facing, that is the question” is an obvious referral to Hamlet. However, the referral goes beyond merely words. In this scene, Hamlet is contemplating suicide and bemoaning the unfairness of life, much like a 20-month-old might (and if you have ever had one, you know how true this statement is)...
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Strength training: Why and how

Strength training refers to a type of exercise in which resistance is used to cause muscles to contract and strengthen. Performed properly, strength training can … Increase muscle strength and endurance Strengthen bones and joints Help protect muscles and joints from injuries Improve performance in sports and play Promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels...
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Skin removal surgery: What you need to know

People who accomplish weight loss of 100 pounds or more – whether surgically or not – achieve a significant milestone in improving their long-term health. But they often discover an unpleasant side effect. After such extreme weight loss, folds of loose skin often hang from the arms, legs, stomach and/or breasts. This extra skin is...
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Care for illness and injury: A quick guide for parents

Having a kid of any age comes with its fair share of bumps and bruises. Occasionally, an injury will warrant a visit to the Emergency Department (ED), while others may just need a call to your pediatrician or some TLC at home. Here are some tips for when to call your pediatrician versus when you...
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Prisma Health–Upstate announces visitor restrictions due to flu

Due to a significant increase in flu activity, individuals 18 years of age or younger are asked not to visit with patients in any Prisma Health–Upstate facility. In addition, visitors of any age showing signs and symptoms of flu-like illness should also refrain from visiting patients. There have been reports of positive flu tests without...
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They didn’t know what to name their baby – then this happened

Andrea Smith and Brian Allen were having trouble settling on a name for the baby girl they were expecting in July of 2018 – their fifth child. They had been through the name books and seen some names they liked, but couldn’t decide. Among the favorites were Rachel – a name mom liked – and...
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Has aging hit your skin hard? Hit back!

With everyone posting the “How hard did aging hit you?” challenge on social media, you might be thinking more than usual about how your skin has aged. Here are three easy steps for preventing and reversing some of the effects of aging:
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